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sip on (something)

To take small sips of a drink over a period of time. My favorite thing to do is watch the sun come up while I sip on my first coffee of the day. It amazes me how people can sip on their drinks. I can't help myself from guzzling them down!
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sip at (something)

To take small sips of a drink over a period of time. My favorite thing to do is watch the sun come up while I sip at my first coffee of the day. It always makes me self-conscious when someone I'm out with sips at one or two drink throughout the whole evening while I'm getting a fresh pint every half hour.
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sip at

or sip on
To drink from some beverage in small amounts at a time: The skier sipped at the hot coffee at the lodge. She was sipping on a cocktail at the bar.
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1. n. a puff of a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) He took a big sip and held it so long he almost turned blue.
2. tv. & in. to take a puff of a marijuana cigarette. The alley was populated by a bunch of teeny-boppers sipping away the afternoon.
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"We're seeing drinkers start to experiment with hard cider much like they did with craft beer years ago, through using cider as an ingredient in cooking, pairing cider with foods, in cocktail recipes, and even people making cider at home," says Sipes. "As the U.S.
Sipes recalls being puzzled about why systemic delivery of the vitamin should foster selective damage only to those cells targeted by another toxic chemical.
"We got into these studies because large doses of [vitamin-A-like] retinoids are being used in cancer therapy," Sipes says.
Sipes says making the store unattractive to robbers is a good starting point for avoiding crime, although he takes pains to point out that it is impossible to precisely gauge the effectiveness of any crime prevention measures.
Sipes says stores should take care to place them in such a way that the front end isn't entirely blocked from the outside.
Under the terms of the four-year lease, the district pays $250 a year per laptop, or $1.5 million, and will own the devices outright at the end of the term, Sipes says.
The agreement erases the worry that the district will be charged for damage and also allows it to stick to the four-year refresh cycle, says Sipes. "With the way the economy has turned, we may be stretching that in year five, but we try not to go past that," he says.
The Sipes struggled on and finally got a break in 1995: a no-interest loan from a religious foundation's trust fund in Jackson, Miss.
Three years ago, the Sipes said, they felt strongly that they needed to take a bold step to expand the learning center.
We want the thousands of property owners and others to know we are listening, and we very much appreciate their patience, Sipes added.
Winter automobile or light truck tire including sipes
When siping first became popular, most sipe designs were deeper and larger than what's available today.
"My friends, welcome to Wittenberg," said an open-armed Richard Sipe in 1992 at a milestone gathering in Chicago for abuse survivors.
The innovations also include slush edge, wipe sipe, power on/off stabiliser, 3D self-locking siping, silica-canola oil compound, non-symmetrical tread pattern and polished grooves.
In at least one of the tread elements is a sipe having a depth in the radial direction of the tire.